What does Robert mean?
Robert [robert] as a boys' name is pronounced RAH-bert. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Robert is "bright fame". A favorite name for boys since the Middle Ages. Especially favored by the Scots due to 14th-century King Robert the Bruce and to poet Robert Burns. Name of an 11th-century Duke of Normandy who was also a Crusader. Senator Robert Kennedy; poet Robert Burns; actors Robert DeNiro, Robert Duvall, Rob Schneider; author Robert Lawson; General Robert E. Lee; author Robert Ludlum; baseball players Roberto Alomar, Roberto Clemente.
Robert▼ has 30 variants: Bert▼, Bertie, Bob▼, Bobbie▼, Bobby▼, Rab, Rabbie, Riobard, Rip, Rob▼, Roban, Robb, Robben, Robbie▼, Robbin, Robbins, Robbinson, Robby▼, Robers, Roberto, Robertson, Robi, Robin▼, Robinson, Robson, Robyn, Robynson, Rupert▼, Ruperto and Ruprecht.Creative forms:
(male) Rabert, Rubert, ..
(female) Roro, .. Middle name pairings:
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How popular is Robert?
Robert is a very popular first name for men (#3 out of 1220, Top 1%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#2730 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Robert reached its highest rank of #1 in the U.S. in the 1930s, and is at #63 currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Robert (#63 from current records) are Roberto (#358 from current records), Bruce (#404), Bo (#616), Bobby (#738), Robin (#973), Robinson, Rupert, Robyn, Robby, Robb, Bob, Bertie, Bobbie, Rob, Robbie, Bert and Robbin. Adoption of these relations of Robert was at its highest in the 1930s (usage of 6.84%) and has become much reduced since (usage 0.46%, ▼93.3%). Robert is a perennial favorite, although Bo appears to be gaining popularity too, while versions such as Robbie are now less common.
Similar NamesRecommended names are Abert, Albert▼, Aubert, Colbert, Covert, Ebert, Ecbert (see Egbert), Edbert, Egbert, Elbert▼, Fabert, Hobart▼, Hobert▼, Hubert▼, Norbert▼, Obert, Osbert, Radbert, Raferty, Rigobert, Roger▼, Rogers▼, Roper, Rover, Roxbert, Royer, Sebert and Torbert. These names tend to be less commonly used than Robert.See names in meaning and etymology.